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Spotted | Amy Adams Stuns in Elie Saab at the BAFTA Awards in London

Even with all the amazing Grammy fashion last night, Amy Adams takes the cake for looking flawlessy stunning in an Elie Saab Fall 2012 couture gown at the Royal Opera House in London.

 

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For the BAFTA awards in London last night, the 38 year old natural beauty chose this gown with delicate Chatilly lace details all over the bodice and sleeves. Complete with a daring front slit, most of the dress was fully beaded to reflect a more glamorous look on the red carpet.

 

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The Best Actress nominee finished off her look with a fancy updo, Casadei sandals, and fancy jewels from Faberge.

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Fashion | The First Ever Playboy Bunny Costume

My friends in the US are celebrating Black History month and they got me excited to read up about it; throughout my research I discovered a very special woman that all of you (especially men) would love to thank!

Meet Zelda Wynn Valdes the original designer of the Playboy Bunny costume!

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Zelda Wynn Valdes
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Early in her career, this Pennsylvania native received critical acclaim for her designs that highlighted a woman’s body. After dressing Hollywood royalty in the 40s and 50s, Valdes caught the attention of Hugh Hefner who asked her to design the first ever Playboy Bunny costume.

 

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The first ever Playboy Bunny costume designed by Zelda Wynn Valdes
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Made from rayon-satin and constructed on a corset, the costume made its formal debut at the opening of the first Playboy club in Chicago in February 1960. The waitresses at the club wore satin bunny ears, collared bow ties, cuffs with cufflinks, black pantyhose and matching sky-high heels.

More than 40 years later, this costume remains a symbol of seduction, allure, and sex appeal. It has become a major pop culture icon referred to in movies, books, and worn on Halloween by many wannabe “bunnies”.

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The Playboy Bunny Costume Today
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Favorites | The Armani Jeans Varnished Handbag

The Armani Jeans top handle is currently one of my favorite practical handbags around.

With its varnished finished effect, this handbag can easily work for a business meeting, afternoon drinks with friends, or a fancy dinner date.

 

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My favorite thing about this designer bag is that it fits all my necessities; the internal pockets are a major plus since I can easily divide my belongings in them, without having my keys scratch my phone or my wallet. Moreover, the firm double handles make it easy to carry around and the logo detail gives it a sophisticated designer look.

This handbag is the perfect gift for your special someone on Valentine’s day and is available year round (it is a permanent collection item) in a variety of solid colors from basic black to sky blue to plum purple to fiery red to pure white.

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The Armani Jeans handbag collection is available at Pointure Antelias, Achrafieh, and Verdun 732.

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Spotted | Bootylicious Beyoncé at the Super Bowl!

The online world is buzzing with Beyonce’s half-time show at the Super Bowl XLVII that took place last night in New Orleans, LA.

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Beyonce thanks the crowd following her stunning performance.
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While sports enthusiasts were crazy about the score, I was going crazy in love with Beyonce’s outfit or should I say outfits! New York based designer Rubin Singer created several pieces for the performance that the Single Ladies singer stripped out off to finally reveal a bodysuit made with strips of python, iguana, and leather with black chantilly lace trim. Beyonce finished off the look with her signature fishnet stockings and leather boots.

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A sketch of Beyonce’s outfit by designer Rubin Singer
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All leather and exotic skins were assembled by hand by Singer’s seamstresses and amazingly enough, constructed and sown onto Beyonce’s body to complete the elaborate final look!

 

 

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Spotted | Jennifer Lopez at the Las Vegas Premier of “Parker”

Oh wow!It’s only January and Jennifer Lopez decided to land herself on the year’s best dressed list so far!

Jennifer steps out on the red carpet in this demure looking Kaufman Franco white gown looking all classy and elegant.

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As soon as she turns around, the sheer side panels from her dress are revealed and JLo’s bootylicious booty is on full display. No one could have pulled this look off better than this 43 year old Puerto Rican Diva. What do you think?

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Red Carpet | Top Looks from the SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (the final stop before the Academy Awards) took place last night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. And since the actresses prefer to save their best dresses for Oscar night, the fashion wasn’t very impressive.

Nontheless, 5 stars managed to stand out from the rest in beautiful gowns and dazzling jewels. Here are the top looks from the 2013 SAG awards:

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda could be easily mistaken for Ariel from The Little Mermaid in this Zac Posen dress. Looking every bit the sexy ocean siren, she stuns in this midnight navy blue sweetheart gown and ruffled hemline. The cherry on top of the cake is the Lorraine Shwartz pendant necklace and shiney blond locks!

 

 

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Michelle Dockery

Downtown Abbey’s Michelle Dockery goes vintage chic in this Chado Ralph Rucci column number. The sheer side panels add a little va-va-voom to her otherwise demure look. Michelle completes her look with a side updo and sexy scarlet lips. Way to be sexy and classy all in one look!

 

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Jessica Chastain

Following her Calvin Klein disaster at the Golden Globes, Jessica majorly redeems herself in this tight (almost too TIGHT) Alexander McQueen gown. Putting plenty of cleavage on display, Jessica’s loose red waves are the perfect match to her red dress. To top it off, she chooses a Water by Harry Winston necklace that is simply breath-taking to say the least! Can’t wait to see what this gorgeous red-head will wear at the Oscars!

 

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Sofia Vergara

It wouldn’t be the best dressed list if Sofia Vergara wasn’t on it! Possibly having a dress rehearsal for her upcoming wedding, Vergara stuns in a white Dona Karan Atelier sexy gown. White bridal platforms and a million dallars worth of Neil Lane diamonds finish of her look. Sofia knows that she owns this red carpet. And if you have any doubts, simply check out that pose!

 

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Naomi Watts

There are barely any words to describe how beautiful Naomi Watts is at the SAGs. Looking lovely in a gray lace Marchesa gown, Naomi’s blond hair delicately falls down her left shoulder in a side side-swept do and rich raspberry lips compliment her elegant features. Faberge earrings, an emerald cocktail ring, and shimmery clutch round up the look. Naomi Watts is a vision of class and in a class of her own!

 

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Following the SAGs, the final stop for awards season are the all important Academy Awards. Untill then, the upcoming Grammy Awards are sure to keep us entertained with the wacky fashions we’ve become accustomed to. Stay tuned!

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Trends | Elie Saab Presents SS 2013 Haute Couture Show

With the likes of Dita Von Teese sitting front row, famed Lebanese designer, Elie Saab presented his Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion show in Paris yesterday. The elite crowd welcomed Saab’s feminine and fairytale creations as pastel colors dominated the collection.

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Fitted high waisted and belted designs (now a staple of the fashion house) with flowing tule skirts were shown in ivory, pink, light blue, and golden beige. The models floated down the runway in fully embellished gowns reminiscent of Disney princesses. Red, white, and black also made a statement at the show, with Saab showcasing a red caped dress very similar to the white Tom Ford gown Gwyneth Paltrow wore to last year’s Oscars.

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The glamorous affair was broadcast live on eliesaab.com and attracted worldwide live social media coverage from the glossiest magazines including Vogue, Glamour, and Elle. Online activity hit a high note towards the end of the show as a model wearing a stunning strapless couture bridal gown hit the catwalk, sending the crowd into a standing ovation.

 

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With award season in full swing, here’s hoping we get to see some stars in one or more of these red carpet worthy creations!

 

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Red Carpet | Best Dressed at the Golden Globes 2013!

The Golden Globe 2013 Awards show took place 2 Sundays ago in Los Angeles and the stars came out to celebrate a big night for TV and Film and award the past year’s achievers.

So many beautiful ladies strut their stuff down the Red Carpet, but only 5 of them landed on The Best Dressed List!

Sofia Vergara

This Columbian beauty sure knows how to bring effortless glam to the red carpet! Sofia- who usually favors big names (such as Vera Wang) for award shows- went for a sweetheart, yet very caliente black gown by Filipino designer Michael Cinco with sequins all over. Sofia completed her look with sleek straight hair, red lips, and gorgeous Loraine Shwartz diamonds!

 

Sofia Vergara

Kate Hudson

I have to say Kate Hudson hasn’t looked this beautiful since wearing that amazing yellow satin gown in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”! She chooses a second-skin black belted Alexander McQueen gown with embroidery all around the neck. The gown’s gold details and her hair color perfectly compliment this entire look and make her stand out from the crowd. Way to go Kate!

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Jennifer Lopez

If there’s something we know about JLo, it’s that she looks good in anything Zuhair Murad makes! After wearing his designs for her Dance Again world tour, Jennifer slips into this nude illusion gown complete with a train for the Golden Globes. She finishes up the look with a side swept curled-do, Jimmy Choo clutch, and Louboutin heels. Casper Smart is one lucky man!

 

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Miranda Kerr

Proving that she can look just as sexy in clothes as in lingerie, Miranda Kerr choosese this Zuhair Murad gown with a cut down-to-there and a slit up-to-there and hits the runway…ah I mean red carpet! She seals her look with old Hollywood glamour waves, rich dark lips, a sassy model’s attitude, and Orlando Bloom on her arm; Miranda is a flawless beauty and she’s not trying to hide it!

 

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Jessica Alba

How stunning is Jessica Alba posing on the carpet looking like Summer in the middle of January? Jessica is perfect in an orange fitted Oscar De La Renta gown, loose waves, bold tangy lips, and a furry Roger Vivier clutch. And if the dress doesn’t quite do it for you, how about that stunning Mrs. Winston by Harry Winston necklace? That’s a whole lot of $5.8 million of beautiful!

 

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Well done to all these gorgeous ladies! Awards season is just beginning and the next stop is the SAG awards where actors honor other actors. Let’s see who will be honored with the biggest award; best dressed at the SAGs! Stay tuned!